The steps in this article are going to show you how to disable auto capitalize in Google Docs.
- After disabling this setting you will need to manually capitalize words after punctuation.
- The Preferences menu in Google Docs contains some other settings you may also wish to adjust.
- This setting applies globally in Google Docs. This means that other documents will be affected in the future if you change this setting.
When you are typing a document you may be used to manually capitalizing the first letter of a word that appears after punctuation.
However, Google Docs has a setting that can automatically capitalize these words, allowing you to save a little time and effort.
But this may result in certain words being capitalized that you don’t want and, depending on how often it occurs, it could be something that you wish to stop.
Fortunately there is a Preferences menu in Google Docs that lets you change some settings, including the one that causes these words to be capitalized.
Our tutorial below will show you how to stop automatically capitalizing words in Google Docs.
How to Disable Auto Capitalize in Google Docs
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser.
Step 1: Sign into Google Drive at https://drive.google.com and open a Google Docs file.
Step 2: Select the Tools tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Choose the Preferences option.
Step 4: Click the box to the left of Automatically capitalize words to remove the check mark, then click the OK button.
Now you should be able to start typing a word after punctuation without Google Docs automatically capitalizing that word.
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